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Nocturnist Per Diem | 5-8 encounters per shift

Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Posted: Jul 14, 2022 Optum - Healthcare Partners
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Contact Name: Tyler Denstad
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Facility: Optum - Healthcare Partners
Location: Mission Viejo, California
Degree: MD
Years Partnership: 3
Board Status: Board Certified
Fellowship Required: No
Certification: No Preference
Locum Rate: Negotiable
Perm/Locum: 5+ week LT Job
Workload: Part Time
Position Type:
  • Group
Directorship: No
Schedule Description: Open Shifts - Mon - Sun
Shift Description: 7pm - 7am (Nocturnist)
  • Hospitalist
Date Posted: 07/14/2022
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Job Number:
Contact Name: Tyler Denstad
Company: Optum - Healthcare Partners
Agency: No
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Nocturnist Per Diem | 5-8 encounters per shift
Specialty: Hospital Medicine

Mission Hospital and Saddleback Memorial Hospital

Life Changing Work

Want to make a real difference in the lives you touch? LOOK NO FURTHER.

Optum California is a physician-led, close-knit team that has been long-respected in Southern California. We are passionate about patients. We are leading the state of California toward better healthcare practices. And we are looking for amazing doctors like you.

As part of our continued growth, Optum is looking for Per Diem Nocturnists to join our team in South Orange County. The Clinicians we seek are those who practice medicine with a focus on patient care, not volume. We want our Clinicians to take the time needed to truly address the patient’s needs.

If you’re looking to join a physician-led community that is making a difference in healthcare, Optum is the place for you.

Position Highlights:

  • Coverage: Mission Hospital (Mission Viejo) and Saddleback Memorial (Laguna Hills)
  • Schedule:12-hour shifts 7:00 PM – 7:00 AM
  • Conduct hospital rounds on all patients referred to the service
  • Approximately 5-8 admissions (partnering with swing-shift Hospitalist)
  • Provide patient care in a manner consistent with hospital medical staff by-laws and referring physician requests
  • Communicates with families, referring physicians, specialists, administration and hospital departments in the care and treatment of patients referred to the service
  • Work with hospitals and clinical staff, social services, utilization management and other members of the interdisciplinary teams
  • Collaborates with interdisciplinary team to discuss patients progress, variances and achievement of expected outcomes and plan of care
  • Assumes responsibility to ensure that all necessary documentation is accurate, complete, and timely including medical records, billing/coding and any other such documentation as requested by hospital from time to time
  • Attends and completes all specific competencies and annual organizational requirements


  • Unrestricted California State Medical License
  • Current California DEA certificate
  • Board Certified Internal Medicine
  • Minimum 1-2 years’ experience preferred
  • EMR proficient
  • Managed Care and Medi-Cal experience desirable

We offer competitive compensation and tail coverage.

Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential requirement of this role. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state, and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination prior to employment to ensure compliance.